Good Morning Mark: Things are finally
back to normal after a couple of days of washing and ironing clothes,
putting away purchases and gifts etc. Thanks to you for putting together
such a wonderful trip for us. Regarding the trip for the many wonderful
days it lasted, everything was close to perfect.
A couple of comments that I wish to make:
1) Mr. Yang in Beijing: Mr. Yang did a
marvelous job trying to keep our group happy. When a couple of the meals
were not to most of their liking he and Rainbow tried to make the next
2) Xian: Rainbow was her usual
attentive self and saw that everything went well. Everything was perfect
in Xian but could have used another half day as things were quite
3) Shanghai: Mr. Gong was very good to
have as a guide. His sense of humor was refreshing and presentation of
things in Shanghai were excellent.
4) Suzhou: Mr. Wei was okay.
5) Hotels were beyond our
expectations. When I first saw the hotels you picked for us I could
hardly believe my eyes, especially the Palace in Beijing. I was in the
lobby once but never dreamed I would ever stay there. All the hotels
were great but the best hotel according to everyone was the Sheraton in
Suzhou. That hotel was great and too bad the weather was so bad as this
hotel is really a resort with all the facilities one would need to relax
and be active including tennis courts. Do not get me wrong, all the
hotels were excellent and the breakfasts proved were wonderful.
5) Amenities: Providing water and beer
at lunches and dinners was totally unexpected. I told everyone before
the trip alcohol and water would have to be purchased as my experience
on other trips to China this was not provided. That was nice of you and
the group appreciated this.
I would like to say thank you for
putting together such a good trip for my friends. They all had a
wonderful time and all that made comments to me stated this was their
best trip/vacation ever. So take pride in your work as you did a great
job and everyone got their money worth and more.
We all had such a good time I am
canceling my bike trip to Europe next year to put together a group to go
to TIBET. Looking on the internet they indicate the best time to travel
there in May or October as summer tends to be the rainy season. I am
looking at early October with a group of 14 to 24. Many of the same
group indicate they would like to go. Could you put together a package
for me and my friends and I will have to look to you for guidance? I
asked Rainbow if she would like to be our national guide and she stated
she would and we would love to have her. I do not know how long one
stays in Tibet but maybe a week there and a week in another couple of
cities including the departing city, Beijing or Shanghai.
Again Mark, thank you for this trip
and looking foreword to doing another with you. By the way Mr. Yang
asked me to send by email our group picture taken in Beijing. Do you
still want this?
See you again someday and if you and
your wife decide to travel to the Pacific NW of the USA, please let me
know as you have a friend here that will take care of you.